Dear Parents, Guardians and Families
Today, the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District administration was notified by our nursing team that a student at East Brookfield Elementary School as well as a student at the Wire Village School have both tested positive for COVID-19.
Through our contact tracing protocol, we have identified and notified all families whose students have had close contact with the individuals who tested positive, as well as all staff members who had close contact.
The students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and anyone who had close contact with the individual will not return to the building for at least 14 days, unless they provide evidence of negative test results. The Preschool program at East Brookfield Elementary School will pivot to a remote learning model the remainder of this week for all students and staff. Deep cleaning and disinfection will be taking place immediately at both schools, as well.
Primary symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. Please contact your school office if you begin to experience symptoms.
The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect your health. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, and regularly washing your hands.
We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. If you have questions or need to report a positive case of COVID-19, please contact Mrs. Carrie Cashman, Lead Nurse at (508) 885-8536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul S. Haughey, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District